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Excellent work! Thanks so much for going to the trouble to put this together.
You, you HAVE to be a cartographer. xD
Very useful info, thanks!
Tons of great info. Thanks!
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Thanks for all that juicy data!
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Hey, thanks guys! I enjoyed putting it all together! :)
Nice job - well done
Hey Endless Shogun, We know that one continent will be 256x256km, which will consist of about 50% land and 50% water (30-70% if I remember correctly)
So 256x128km land is a safe bet, which is 32768km2 in comparison Witcher 3 Novigrad map (with velen and oxenfurt included) is 72km2. Novigrad is about the size of a city, Oxenfurt about the size of a town, Crows Perc about the size of a village and the small villages are the size of hamlets, well at least according to my calculations, a Capital should be abot the size of the whole map since it is supposedly 4x4km big (which might include farming lands too).
Good to know! Thank you I dug and dug and dug to find what I could. Extrapolate the above data then to fit a single continent.
I feel like the map will be more land than water, since we've heard so little on water travel. So even bigger can be inferred.
@Endless Shogun, Your link: "Examples w/ Video-Older massive server populations"
Refers to a 2011 post about StarWars: The Old Republic. I'm not really sure about the info in that particular post, but I remember playing SW:TOR at launch. In Ilum the open world PvP zone, with only about 200 players fighting, every player would experience terrible lag.
So I'm not sure using that as an example helps to make your point about population limits.
Very good! But one mistake:
The measurement was for the starting continent/island, not all land masses and water. So lets recalculate that that with lakes, rivers, and swamps instead of oceans. First off, of the 71% of surface area that reflects blue light (I.E, oceans,) only 0.01398% of that is lakes, rivers, and swamps. Meaning that water takes up 0.99258, or about 1%, of the space on the continent.
40,550.4 Square Kilometers of land
15,655.86 Square Miles of land
436,481,060,891.04 Square Feet of land
10,020,212.73 Parcels of Land.
409.6 Square Kilometers of water.
158.14 Square Miles of water.
4,408,899,604.96 Square Feet of water.
101,214.27 Parcels of water.
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This is accurate, thank you. I honestly debated calculating in-land water, I decided against it, simply because I am assuming certain in-land waters (rivers, ponds, small lakes) can be parcels owned by players, but unsure.
Thank you again for the additional info!
Its difficult to find any sources for server sizing due to it being an expensive commodity honestly, its high tech useful equipment all games need, and it seems no one wants to really talk about it.
Tests have been done in the past showing the ability to house and host massive quantities of players. We all know that SW:TOR turned out to be a flimsy shell, but it did aspire in the beginning, themselves showing hopeful tests of 200,000 bots for stress testing.
I have faith in the newer and newer technology to show 100k to be a definite possibility.